Lana Askari | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Lana Askari

Imagining Future in Iraqi Kurdistan

Imagining Future in Iraqi Kurdistan Documentary Film as a Visual Approach in times of Crisis While the Kurdish Regional Government has introduced new economic and political potential in the past decade, the current landscape has led to new concerns regarding national safety, democratic practices, and the future promise of Kurdish independence. How do people imagine, renegotiate and plan their future within these changing landscapes of “crisis” in Iraqi Kurdistan? Lana Askari is a PhD student in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester and a visiting researcher at AUIS this year. Together with the screening of her short documentary film “Haraka Baraka: Movement is a Blessing” on Kurdish return migration, in this guest lecture she will talk about her current research, which uses documentary filmmaking in exploring how people imagine, renegotiate and plan their future in Iraqi Kurdistan. An AUIS podcast is now available for this talk. 
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